Bedroom photos spur brave fightback

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 March, 2006, 12:00am
 

On his band Alive's website, Daniel Wu Yin-cho (left) has hit back against the Hong Kong paparazzi.


This week, one publication put on its cover pictures of Wu and his girlfriend, Lisa Selesner, in their bedroom.


The outrageous invasion of privacy caused Wu to vent his rage on his band's blog. In particular, he was appalled by how these 'trash' magazines and 'monsters' described his girlfriend.


'I was shocked and horrified to find that these paparazzi had been staked out outside my house for several days and monitoring my every move,' he wrote. 'They chose to print the most distasteful selection of photos ... Why must they do everything possible to make public personalities live in constant fear and paranoia? ... In other parts of the world, where the paparazzi are known to be more menacing than Hong Kong, these kinds of photos are not allowed to go to press simply because there are laws protecting people. Why don't these laws exist in Hong Kong?'


Wu also vowed to take an economic stand against the intrusion.


'I have also decided I will reject any advertising campaigns that insist on advertising with these magazines,' he wrote.


Now that's a brave stand in Hong Kong.


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